At Providence Center, adults find the confidence and learn the skills to become secure in their English language abilities. By studying together in our English classes, students gain the ability to help their children with homework, find better jobs, become more engaged in their community, and more.

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes serve over 300 adults each year, offering classes at four different levels of proficiency. Students join us for 50 hour sessions in Fall, Spring, and Summer, studying in the morning or evening. At Providence Center, students find experienced and compassionate teachers to help them strengthen their language and a community of other students who help support each other through the language-learning process.

Our Partnership with the Temple Leadership, Instruction, Family Engagement (L.I.F.E) Program

In addition to the ESOL classes taught at Providence Center, we have partnered with the L.I.F.E. Program at Temple University to offer ESOL classes to parents in various middle and high schools across Philadelphia. Partnering with the schools is not only convenient for parents, but it also helps them to build connections at their children’s school.

Learn about the impact our adult programming has on our ESOL students by watching the interviews below:

Nancy Moreno, Level 2
Maria Macareno, Level 2
Angie Bekerman, Level 3